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Dennis Quaid is a Actor American born on 9 april 1954 at Houston (USA)

Dennis Quaid

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Birth name Dennis William Quaid
Nationality USA
Birth 9 april 1954 (70 years) at Houston (USA)

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Right Stuff, Wyatt Earp, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Footloose, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Yours Mine and Ours and Soul Surfer. For his role in Far from Heaven (2002) he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.


Relationships and children

Quaid has been married three times and has three children.

Quaid and his first wife, actress P. J. Soles, were married on November 25, 1978. The couple were divorced on January 23, 1983.

On February 14, 1991, Quaid married actress Meg Ryan. Quaid and Ryan have a son, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). They were divorced on July 16, 2001. In a 2008 interview with Insight, Ryan stated, "Dennis was not faithful to me for a very long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that after I was divorced."

Quaid dated model Shanna Moakler in 2001. They were together when she was approached by Playboy, and they discussed it before she posed nude in the magazine, which she publicly announced in W magazine as "embarrassing." The relationship lasted for eight months.

Quaid married Texas real-estate agent Kimberly Buffington, on July 4, 2004, at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana. They have fraternal twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, born via gestational carrier on November 8, 2007, in Santa Monica, California.

On November 18, 2007, hospital staff mistakenly gave Quaid's ten-day-old twins a dosage of heparin 1,000 times the common dosage for infants. Their attorney said the newborns will "be fine now," but Quaid filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare, claiming that packaging for the two doses of heparin are not different enough. In May 2008, the Quaids testified before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asking U.S. Congress not to preempt the right to sue drug manufacturers for negligence under state law.

Buffington filed for divorce from Quaid in March 2012. According to the divorce petition, the marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Buffington's attorney then withdrew the divorce papers on April 26, 2012. In the summer of 2012, Quaid and Buffington moved to California. In October 2012, Quaid and Buffington again decided to separate, and Buffington filed for legal separation, seeking joint legal and sole physical custody of the twins. After waiting to establish the required six months of residency in California, Quaid filed for divorce on November 30, 2012, asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children and offering to pay spousal support to Buffington. They have since reconciled and the divorce was dismissed with prejudice in the spring of 2013.

Quaid was raised in the Baptist faith.

In addition to acting, Quaid is a musician and plays with his band, the Sharks. He wrote and performed the song 'Closer To You' in the film "The Big Easy" (1987). Quaid also has a pilot's license and owned a Cessna Citation, he also is a five-handicap golfer. In 2005, he was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest.

Quaid is an avid fan of the Houston Astros, and after their 2005 National League Championship winning season, he narrated their commemorating DVD release.

After the filming of The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, Quaid went to Cleveland Browns Stadium to dedicate Davis's jersey.

Substance use
There have been extensive stories about Quaid's past abuse of cocaine. In a candid 2002 interview with Larry King on his talk show, after King asked about his motives for using drugs, Quaid responded,

Well, you got to put it in context. Back in the late '60s, early '70s. That was back during the time where, you know, drugs were going to expand our minds and everybody was experimenting and everything. We were really getting high, we didn't know it. And cocaine at that time was considered harmless. You know. I remember magazine articles in 'People' Magazine of doctors saying, it is not addicting. It is just—alcohol is worse. So I think we all fell into that. But that's not the way it was.

When asked if he believed he had ever been addicted to the drugs, he responded,

It was a gradual thing. But it got to the point where I couldn't have any fun unless I had it. Which is a bad place to be." Later in the interview he said, "But I saw myself being dead in about five years if I didn't stop.

In April 2011, while promoting his film, Soul Surfer, Quaid was very candid when it came to questions regarding his past drug abuse. He blamed his sudden thrust into the Hollywood scene for his trouble with cocaine. He said,

Coming from where I came from - lower-middle-class life, from Houston into Hollywood - and all of a sudden this success starts happening to you, I just didn't know how to handle that." Quaid also made bold accusations about the American film industry in the 1970s, claiming, "Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised.... It was petty cash, you know? It was supplied, basically, on movie sets because everyone was doing it." On his addiction, Quaid said, "I'd wake up, snort a line, and swear I wasn't going to do it again that day ... but then four o'clock rolled around, and I'd be right back down the same road like a little squirrel on one of those treadmills.

In October 2009, Quaid narrowly avoided being arrested for DUI, when a police officer managed to persuade him to get out of his car and get a cab.

Best films

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Traffic (2000)
Vantage Point (2008)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Usually with

Allan Graf
Allan Graf
(4 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(3 films)
Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dennis Quaid (82 films)

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Midway (2019)
, 2h19
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart
Roles Vice Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey
Rating67% 3.3552753.3552753.3552753.3552753.355275
Le film relate les six premiers mois de la guerre du Pacifique entre le Japon et les États-Unis. Il se focalise du côté américain autour des pilotes du porte-avion USS Enterprise (CV-6) et de l'officier de renseignement Edwin T. Layton.
A Dog's Journey, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott, Josh Gad, Jake Manley, Ian Chen
Roles Ethan Montgomery
Rating74% 3.7150453.7150453.7150453.7150453.715045
Certaines amitiés vont au-delà de la durée d’une vie. Dans Mes Autres Vies de Chien, Bailey, ce bon chien aimant, trouve au travers de sa nouvelle destinée et de ses nouvelles formes cette force qui le guidera lui et les personnes qu’il aime vers des lieux qu’ils n’auraient jamais imaginés.
The Intruder, 1h42
Directed by Deon Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora
Roles Charlie Peck
Rating56% 2.8064752.8064752.8064752.8064752.806475
Annie et Scott Russell achètent la propriété familiale de Charlie Peck. Celui-ci était censé aller en Floride pour rejoindre sa fille. Mais Charlie a beaucoup de mal à quitter son ancienne maison...
I Can Only Imagine, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, Cloris Leachman, Kevin Downes
Roles Arthur
Rating73% 3.6517053.6517053.6517053.6517053.651705
Le film suit Bart Millard, un chanteur du groupe de musique chrétienne contemporaine MercyMe, dans son enfance et son parcours musical. Il évoque la relation difficile entre Bart et son père. Il aborde également les moments qui ont amené à l’écriture de la chanson à succès I Can Only Imagine.
Pretenders (2018)
, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox, Shameik Moore, Dennis Quaid
Roles Joe
Rating49% 2.467162.467162.467162.467162.46716
1979. Terry est étudiant en cinéma. Lors d'une projection de Une femme est une femme, il tombe amoureux de Catherine, qui disparait aussitôt. Il fait connaissance de Phil, photographe, dont il devient ami et assistant. A une autre projection, il retrouve enfin Catherine et lui propose de participer à son court-métrage; elle est actrice. Il la déclare son amour, Phil le déclare son désir. Ils vont vivre à trois une histoire compliquée, hommage à Godard et Truffaut.
Kin (2018)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Jack Reynor, Zoë Naelle Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Carrie Coon, Romano Orzari
Roles Hal Solinski
Rating58% 2.908212.908212.908212.908212.90821
Jimmy vient de sortir de prison où il a passé six ans. Il retrouve son père Hal et son petit frère adoptif Elijah (dit Eli). Durant son incarcération, sa mère est morte, et aucun des trois ne parvient à surmonter cette perte. Jimmy envisage au début de trouver un travail honnête, mais son passé le rattrape, sous la forme de Taylor et son frère, deux gangsters auxquels il doit une forte somme (60 000 dollars). Durant ce temps, Eli, qui explore des bâtiments abandonnés à la recherche de vieux métaux pour les revendre, tombe dans une usine en ruine sur plusieurs cadavres en armures futuristes, et des armes inconnues. Il prend la fuite, en ramenant chez lui une de ces armes. Après un cambriolage qui tourne mal, Hal est tué sous les yeux de Jimmy, qui parvient à s'échapper et prend la fuite avec Eli et le butin. Ils sont traqués sans relâche par Taylor, assoiffé de vengeance car Jimmy a tué son frère. Jimmy et Eli ont également à leurs trousses des agents fédéraux et des soldats venus d'un autre monde. Ils ont cependant un atout dans leur jeu : l'arme futuriste ayant appartenu à ces mystérieux soldats.
A Dog's Purpose, 1h38
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, K.J. Apa, Bradley Cooper, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance
Roles Adult Ethan
Rating72% 3.60763.60763.60763.60763.6076
Toby est un chien (Josh Gad) qui se réincarne plusieurs fois. Il va connaitre diverses situations de vie en se rappelant combien il aimait son premier maître...
Truth (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by James Vanderbilt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Lt. Colonel Roger Charles
Rating67% 3.397153.397153.397153.397153.39715
Mary Mapes, producer of the primetime news program 60 Minutes Wednesday, her crew, and eminent CBS national news anchor Dan Rather face accuracy questions following the airing, in the months before the US 2004 presidential election, of a report that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had in the early 1970s received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard. The allegation included concealing Bush's failure to meet even minimal training and performance requirements, and his absence from the Air Guard for most of 1972 following a transfer to the Alabama Air National Guard.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Rating43% 2.153072.153072.153072.153072.15307
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
At Any Price, 1h45
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Zac Efron, Heather Graham, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Kim Dickens, Chelcie Ross
Roles Henry Whipple
Rating56% 2.846092.846092.846092.846092.84609
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood.
Beneath the Darkness, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Dennis Quaid, Aimee Teegarden, Tony Oller, Stephen Lunsford, Devon Werkheiser, Brett Cullen
Roles Ely
Rating45% 2.2553952.2553952.2553952.2553952.255395
Ely Vaughn is a beloved native of a small Texas town with a dark secret. Formerly the star quarterback, now he's the local mortician. When Ely discovers that his wife Rosemary is cheating on him with the high school English teacher's husband, David Moore, he makes sure they can't do it again. First, he kills Rosemary, but he does not bury her body. Instead, he hides it in his house and dances with the body each night, as though she’s still alive. Second, he chases down her lover while he's out jogging at night and buries him alive in Rosemary's empty grave.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1h50
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick
Roles Ramsey Cooper
Rating57% 2.853392.853392.853392.853392.85339
Set in Atlanta, the film opens with fitness trainer Jules Baxter (Cameron Diaz) and her dance partner Evan Webber (Matthew Morrison) performing on the TV show Celebrity Dance Factor. They are crowned the winners of the show, but Jules vomits in their trophy, discovering that she is pregnant. Jules struggles when trying to balance her pregnancy with her normal active life. She has an ongoing argument with Evan over whether or not to have their son circumcised. During labor, she chooses not to have an epidural. She gives birth to a girl called Emerson, meaning their debate doesn't matter anymore. After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged.
Playing for Keeps, 1h45
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer
Roles Carl
Rating57% 2.8501152.8501152.8501152.8501152.850115
George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is a former professional Scottish soccer player who played for Celtic, Liverpool, D.C. United and the Scotland national team, and is largely seen as a "has been". His attempts to raise money by selling his former game memorabilia and become a sports announcer are largely met with ambivalence. George's relationship with his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) is equally unsuccessful due to his only seeing Lewis sporadically. When he discovers that his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel) is getting married to her boyfriend Matt (James Tupper), George grows despondent.
The Words
The Words (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Klugman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, J. K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Roles Clay Hammond
Rating69% 3.4978353.4978353.4978353.4978353.497835
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words. Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana). Rory borrows some money from his father (J. K. Simmons), gets a job as a mail supervisor at a literary agency and attempts to sell his first novel, which is repeatedly rejected by publishers.
Footloose (2011)
, 1h53
Directed by Craig Brewer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid, Miles Teller, Patrick J. Flueger
Roles Rev. Shaw Moore
Rating58% 2.911782.911782.911782.911782.91178
After a long night of partying, Bobby Moore and four of his friends drive over a bridge and crash into a truck. His father, Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid), the reverend of the church of the small Southern United States town of Bomont, Georgia, persuades the city council to pass several paternalistic laws, including a ban on all unsupervised dancing within the city limits.